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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
Eh, his school was throwing out the hardware. He didn't steal it. He just took it from the dumpster they chucked it in. It's horrible that the school don't understand the power/value of those processors, but it's great that Smobli rescued them for people who might potentially need them... and some profit for his troubles, of course.
^That.
Nice find OP!
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post #102 of 138
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Getting permission to dig through the trash from the "janitor you are cool with" probably wouldn't hold up anywhere.

Anyway you probably aren't going to have any problems unless someone really wanted to make one for you.

Usually publicly funded institutions (schools/departments/police/fire) auction surplus equipment.

And actually it is public property, i.e. not yours, if the dumpster was on school grounds until it was picked up by a waste management company. Then it is their property. You guys just make stuff up and go with it because it sounds right. It isn't.
Since the janitor gave him allowance, he got someone to blame if the school claims the CPUs. However, I wouldn't sell them until the whole thing has gone into the past.

But yeah, chances for trouble are low. Enjoy your find and don't let all these "guilt" thoughts get into you ^^,
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Pending rep abuse investigation.

Just an FYI guys, the monitoring of reps is done for your safety, it's one tool that we use to deter scams.
How can we protect you guys when one of the most important deterrents we use is abused by the very people we are trying to protect?

Not in anyway saying that Smoblikat is a scammer, it's just that we need your help.
Edited by grunion - 3/22/11 at 6:12pm
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Nice!

You selling the dvd drives?




America is not a country, its a continent.
There is a continent called North America, and another called South America. America is how people commonly refer to the United Stated of America (USA). There is no continent called America. Sometimes people use the term "the Americas" to refer to North and South America collectively.

Edit: Sorry for the repost, I see that some of my more geographically inclined Overclock.net peeps already dispelled the myth of the continent known as "America."
Edited by coelacanth - 3/23/11 at 9:34am
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post #106 of 138
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School threw out E8400's and i was the first to snag em from the dumpster, just because i have them doesnt mean they ALL work, but im sure most of em do. But i cant sell them here due to lack of rep, but i prob will post em on CL.
I tried to do this with my school and got shouted at by the janitor, then I tried again the next morning and got shouted at by the technician and a teacher. I was saying "Better to go to a landfill and damage the enviorement or go to me? I will actually USE them and give them away to friends and family". It makes no sense but it's the law apparently. Stupid law.
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Woot, just found out my school is chucking out 33 HP laptops:
Specs are as follows:
Intel Centrino 2.2Ghz (2 Threads)
Intel graphics (256mb) (I dont know)
500GB HDD's
Windo- oh wait, its a networked XP so technically it has no OS on it.
15" LCD @ 1366x768


I hate my god damn school.
    
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Pics in a sec....as soon as i find my cable.
Sorry for delay, had to go tp PT for my shoulder then went over my friends house.
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Before posting pics i have some very grave news...........
When i got the computers they were knee deep in sawdust, at first i thought theyd be just fine because there wasnt any water, i also thought theyd been in there for no more than a week. So last night when i was testing them i kept getting errors and shutdowns, so long story short they were left in the dumpster all winter IN THE SNOW and rain. None of them work right, i can only get one to post into windows and that requires 1.42v to keep it stable through boot. I will be turning at least one of these into a nerd necklace and i will bury the rest of them promptly in an appropriate area. As for the RAM i still have 8 GB left of working RAM out of the 44 total (i sold 16 already to a kid). That 8gb is already sold also.
BUT......
There is a bright side to all of this, i went back to the dumpster to see if there were any computers buried in sawdust that might not be damaged and i found a SHUX TON of what i think to be Pentium D's or somthing, they were just put in recently so im sure most of them work, i asked why they were put in there and they said it was because they upgraded and no longer needed them. So unless they got wet (which is possible because we had light rain/snow) they should all work fine, i had 12 of them but i used 2 to upgrade 2 older rigs. Plus i have 2gb DDR1 PC3200 all in 256mb sticks.
So i fnayone is interested in what i think is pentium D's or maybe 4's pm me

Now the part all you want.......pics of the E8400's :cry:

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